One of the most popular monsters in the entire game, Vaporeon also happens to be one of the best Pokemon in the entire game. In fact some of the most advanced players rely heavily on this water type Pokemon. When you look over Vaporeon’s stats and DPS rating, it’s easy to see why. Vaporeon has a high attack rating, fast move speed, and is relatively easy to evolve. In response to the popularity, Vaporeon is one of the many Pokemon affected in the latest round of DPS changes.
Responding to the fact that Vaporeon was overpowered, Niantic Labs nerfed Vaporeon by adjusting his base and special attacks. The main Vaporeon DPS changes include adjustments to his primary attack, Water Gun.
Where Vaporeon did 10 damage before, Water Gun now does just 6. This isn’t where the DPS changes stop for everyone favorite Pokemon however.
Among the many DPS changes, Vaporeon’s Hydro Pump was bumped up by 50%. The special move is now much more powerful, making it a useful knockout attack. There are other changes to all of the other Pokemon in the game as well. Niantic Labs continues to tweak the game to improve gameplay and balance.
Want to know about the other DPS changes in Pokemon Go? Check out our chart of DPS changes below. This chart is based on the tremendous work done by the Pokemon Go Reddit community, namely the folks over at TheSilphRoad.
|Attack||New DPS||Old DPS|
The Pokemon Go attack changes certainly shift things quite a bit, as referenced in our DPS changes chart above. While we aren’t expecting too much change in popular Pokemon, it’s a development worth monitoring.
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